This blog is not for the light-hearted or easily offended. If either one of those descriptions applies to you, i would suggest you start drinking before you read this blog. A sense of humor is suggested. If you don't have one that sucks for you … find one and get a life!
Every weekday I have a morning routine. I don’t think I’m unusual in this, I would guess that most people do. At any rate, I get up and do all the dog stuff and get my breakfast and after Kevin leaves for work I go into the office and do a few minutes of blog stuff.
Mostly this entails putting the link on Facebook and tweeting it out and it really only takes a few minutes. This morning I was on the computer and after going to get my coffee I figured I’d check out Twitter. When I first got on Twitter and I first started blogging, I communicated and interacted on Twitter all the time. Now, however, it sort of bores me and I don’t get on all that often.
Today, as I was scrolling through my Tweets I saw that Kyle Petty was on. Kyle Petty was a NASCAR driver and I met him a few years ago at the gym. He’s a very nice guy and not at all what I expected him to me. He’s funny and intelligent and has a great sense of humor. (Obviously, or why would he talk to me right??)
I haven’t seen him in a long time because he quit driving (no, not in real life but for his job) and now he works as a commentator for SPEED (I think that’s who he works for.)
Now, as I said, I haven’t seen him in a while but I still follow him on Twitter and he used to follow me too but he unfollowed me. Why did you unfollow me Kyle?????
So, on race days and other random days he gets on Twitter and interacts with his fans. Now most of these people ask him questions and his opinions about NASCAR and the like. I don’t really pay any attention to all this because did I mention that I’ve never seen a race and indeed, I don’t watch NASCAR?
However, I’ve noticed that there are literally some people who just get on Twitter to be nasty. This morning somebody Tweeted the following tweet to Kyle:
I responded with “Why get on Twitter just to say something nasty??” to which Kyle answered, “Because they don’t like me! LOL”
Of course, then he had a bunch of fans tweet him back that they liked him. I don’t get it. If I don’t like somebody I simply won’t follow them. If someone tweets too much or says antagonistic things all the time I DON’T FOLLOW THEM. If someone is rude or foul or mean I DON’T FOLLOW HIM OR HER.
I get that some people follow people so they can argue with them, disagree with them but I don’t do that because if someone is railing about something on twitter the chances of them changing their mind with my 140 letter tweet are slim but to each their own.
But the mean and nasty people? The trolls? What’s their angle? Did that guy who tweeted that to Kyle just want attention? Did he achieve his goal when I responded to him? I don’t know. Kyle always retweets the haters as much as his fans. His responses are usually pretty funny.
I think the invisibility of social media has allowed many people who resent life, people, the famous, who knows to come out of the woodwork and rail invisibly. I think they’re just looking for attention.
I guess I really just don’t get why people get embroiled in stuff that’s so easy to avoid. Why can’t everyone just ignore stuff that they don’t agree with? Why can’t it just be live and let live? Obviously, with some situations you have to get involved but just being mean and nasty just for the fun of it confounds me.
Well, I just thought I’d throw my own two cents in there. I still like you Kyle. And to all of you haters out there? Why don’t you just get a life?